Why are morality and religion linked?

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    One need not be religious to be moral, and history has shown us that some of the most immoral people are those who claim to be religious.
     
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    Remember them chubby little trinkets that we used to get when we were little, the ones of that little fat bastard where it was claimed if you rub his belly you'll have good luck? That's who Bully prays to. :D
     
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    Actually, I think that this is an excellent question. I'm not religious by ANY stretch of the imagination but I am very spiritual. I have a moral code of conduct as high as anyone elses yet disagree with many stances as well.

    I don't think one has to be both or either, but then again I've been labeled a moral relativist so many freakin times it isn't funny anymore. :rolleyes:
     
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    Yes, Bully is a Buddhist. Do we have good luck if we rub Bully's belly?
     
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    I'm thinking of the proverbial ten foot pole, jim. :p:
     
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    You'd like to hit Bully with a 10ft pole? :laugh:
     
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    See how much we love you, Bully? You're having little action figures made after you now! I can feel the love in the air!
     
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    No, Bully is alot of things but worthy of a ten foot pole smack isn't one of them.

    I was ACTUALLY talking about not TOUCHING something with the proverb......like this statement here "Do we have good luck if we rub Bully's belly?"........but you knew that, didn't ya :p:
     
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    Yep, I did! It's too much fun taking a potshot at Bully though. :D

    Sorry, Bully, I still love you though!
     
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    Morality is linked to religion because morality was founded in religion. Most modern laws are based on ancient religious laws. I mean, when sworn in in a court of law, you have to place your hand on the Bible.

    And as for some of the most immoral people being religious, there's a difference between claiming a religion and following that religion. I'm not too familiar on the teachings of the Quran, but from what I hear, suicide bombers are not following its teachings. Jesus taught peace, pacifism, treating others the way you wanted to be treated, and turning the other cheek. The only time he got violent was at the desecration of a temple by profiteers, and then he didn't hurt anybody. That being the case, immoral, violent Christians do not follow the words of Christ.
     

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